by Sierra Fawn Guay, MS, RDN, LDN Our eyes are complex organs that are responsible for communicating messages between the external world and our brains. Changes in eye function are common after brain injury. Nutrition plays an essential role...
by Kristen Brown You’re walking along the beach or lakeshore and a stone catches your eye. This is no accident. Rocks, crystals, gems, fossils and shells may seem lifeless, but these members of the mineral kingdom are some of...
Essential oils are a complementary tool that can help you achieve a healthy lifestyle. They are easy to use, smell great, and you can use them in a variety of ways. Please know that all oils are not created...
By Kristen Brown When our bodies get out of balance physically, energetically, or emotionally, a connection to our hormones may be the cause. Several energetic pathways align with specific glands and organs that impact hormone levels. One powerful crystal that can help with hormonal balance is labradorite. The shimmery bluish grey stone reflects light in […]
by Amy Zellmer, Editor-in-chief Yoga is a powerful tool for recovery after brain injury. Contrary to some beliefs, everyone can do yoga — you don’t need to be super flexible, be able to balance, or even be able to stand up. The beauty of yoga is that every pose can be modified to accommodate almost […]
The Zac Easter Story: a Writer’s Exploration of a Damaged Mind
By Ian Hebeisen Currently working for the Star Tribune newspaper in Minnesota, Reid Forgrave’s writing career has covered sporting events including college tournaments, NFL games, and the Summer Olympics. He writes in a long-form narrative style, making his articles engaging and engrossing. Out of all the writing he’s published, Forgrave’s book Love, Zac: Small-Town Football […]
The Stress-Learning Connection: Manage an Amygdala Hijack in Three Steps
By Amy Lawson Moore, PhD With dreams of attending a top-ranked college, you need very high scores on both sections of the entrance exam. For months, you study and prep and study some more for the SAT. You are ready on test day. This day will determine your life’s course. As you take your seat, […]
The Connection Between Traumatic Brain Injuries & Neuroendocrine Disorders
by Dr. Tatiana Habanova In the early 1900s, the consensus was that pituitary damage was a rare consequence of TBI. However, over the last 15 years, a significant body of evidence has emerged demonstrating that post-traumatic hypopituitarism (PTHP) is a common and clinically significant consequence of TBI. Unfortunately, PTHP can masquerade as a post-concussion syndrome […]
By Amy Zellmer, Editor-in-Chief It’s a new year, a new start, and maybe even a new shift in your mindset. January 1st marks the beginning of a new year, a new chapter of your life, and possibly a new chapter in your recovery. This issue is all about Hormones, and I hope it will give […]
By Amy Zellmer, Editor-in-chief The approaching holidays can be a season of overwhelming activities, exhaustion, and burn-out for many of us. Whether it’s shopping for gifts, planning dinners with family, or traveling to loved-ones’ homes for get-togethers, the experiences can all be too much at times. Here are a few simple tips to help you […]
by Amy Zellmer, Editor-in-chief Yoga is a powerful tool for recovery after brain injury. Contrary to some beliefs, everyone can do yoga — you don’t need to be super flexible, be able to balance, or even be able to stand up. The beauty of yoga is that every pose can be modified to accommodate anyone. […]
by James Heuer A traumatic brain injury affects not only the person suffering from it, but their entire family and friends. Typically, a caregiver can be a spouse, child, relative, or close friend. Stressing the importance of seeking support services for the caregiver themselves is vital. Caring for someone with a traumatic brain injury can […]